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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Marquette is a town in Michigan with a population of 21,282. Marquette is in Marquette County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Marquette offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Marquette there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Marquette and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Marquette are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$675
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Marquette Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    132
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93
    500
  • Theft
    1,101
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,551
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Marquette is a beautiful town. It is growing and keeps getting bigger and more busy. It is the largest city of the state's Upper Peninsula. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, known primarily for shipping iron ore. The city is also known for fishing for deep water lake trout, whitefish, salmon and brown trout. Marquette has an extensive network of biking and walking paths. The city has been gradually expanding the paths and has been promoting itself as a walk-able and livable community
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Marquette is a small city located on the shores of Lake Superior. It's a remote area but has everything a person needs. We are surrounded by wilderness. Therefore, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and camping are prevalent activities that draw people to the are. It is also an area that draws local artists together with several art festivals or gatherings per year. Marquette is a supportive community and everyone here lives here because they love the area.
From endless outdoor adventures like hiking, swimming, sailing, cliff jumping, skiing, ice-climbing, or biking to cozy coffee shops, pretty sunset watching spots, and neat local stores and restaurants, Marquette has it all. All four seasons offer new opportunities in this community oriented town.